April brings lots of activity to the Lawrence area. From benefit walks and auctions to plays and concerts, there are plenty of choices to fill your weekend calendar.
Free State Walkers Volkswalk, 8 a.m., Holcom Park Shelter, 27th Street and Lawrence Avenue.
"Party for the Planet," Earth Day celebration, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, Mo.
Earth Day celebration, 10 a.m., Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library, 4051 West Drive, Wyandotte County Lake Park.
Walk for Health 2002, 10 a.m., South Park Gazebo, sponsored by the Douglas County AIDS Project and Lawrence Parks and Recreation.
Family Fun Day, 10 a.m.-noon, Rod's Hallmark, 2329 Iowa.
Day on the Hill, with The Anniversary, Emilia Dahlin, Hotsauce, No Lessons, King James Version, KJHK Farmer's Ball Winner, noon, Daisy Hill, Kansas University.
"Wind in the Willows," 2 p.m., Coterie Theatre, 2450 Grand Ave., Kansas City, Mo.
Latin American Film Festival, 2 p.m., Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, KU.
"Beethoven Symphony No. 9," 7 p.m., UMKC Conservatory of Music, Center for the Performing Arts, 50th and Cherry streets, Kansas City, Mo.
Lawrence Arts Center Art Auction 2002, 7 p.m., 940 N.H.
Coal City Review Reading, 7 p.m., Nova Cyber Cafe, 745 N.H.
Lawrence Civic Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m., Central Junior High School, 14th and Massachusetts streets.
"South Pacific," by University Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall, KU.
"Arsenic and Old Lace," 8 p.m., Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H.
"Curse of the Starving Class," 8 p.m., Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.
Guitarist Christopher Parkening and baritone Jubilant Syke, 8 p.m., William Jewell College, 500 College Hill, Liberty, Mo.
Arturo Sandoval, trumpeter, 8 p.m., Music Hall, 13th and Central streets, Kansas City, Mo.
"The Clown Princes," films of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, with Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, 8 p.m., Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park.
"Dames at Sea," 8 p.m., American Heartland Theatre Co., Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
"Footloose," 8 p.m., Andrew J. and Georgia Neese Gray Theatre, Washburn University campus, Topeka.
"Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music," 8 p.m., University Administration Building Auditorium, Ottawa University, Ottawa.
Haydn's "Creation," St. Joseph Symphony, St. Joseph Community Chorus and Missouri Western State College Concert Chorale, 8 p.m., Missouri Theatre, 717 Edmond St., St. Joseph, Mo.
"Travels Near and Far," Kansas City Children's Chorus, 2 p.m., Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Broadway and 13th streets, Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas City Chorale, 2 p.m., Village Presbyterian, 67th Street and Mission Road, Prairie Village.
"Wind in the Willows," 2 p.m., Coterie Theatre, 2450 Grand Ave., Kansas City Mo.
"Dames at Sea," 2 p.m., American Heartland Theatre Co., Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
"Footloose," 2:30 p.m., Andrew J. and Georgia Neese Gray Theatre, Washburn University campus, Topeka.
"Arsenic and Old Lace," 2:30 p.m., Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H.
"South Pacific," by University Theatre, 2:30 p.m., Crafton-Preyer Theatre, Murphy Hall, KU.
Ray Romano, 7:30 p.m., Midland Theatre, 1228 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
"Behind the Screen: Making Motion Pictures and Television," through May 12, Union Station, 20 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, Mo.
"Contemporary Ceramics East and West" and "Goltzius and the Third Dimension," through May 19, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, KU.
"Those Who Came Before: Mexican-Americans in Kansas 1900-1950," through May 22, Old Depot Museum, 135 W. Tecumseh, Ottawa.
"Tim Rollins/KOS and the Langston Hughes Project," through May 26, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, KU.
"Langston Hughes, A Voice for All People," through May 31, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, KU.
"Small Paintings" by Alex Katz, through June 2, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
"Amish Quilts 1880 to 1940, from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown," through June 30, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, KU.
"Eternal Egypt: Masterworks of Ancient Art from The British Museum," through July 7, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.
"Todd Hido: Open House," through July 7, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.
"Good Bears of the World," through July 11, Toy and Miniature Museum, 5235 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.
"From Reservation to Corporate Office: A Donation of Southwest Art" and "Early Us (and Them) in Africa," through Aug. 18, Museum of Anthropology, KU.
"Truman's Chryslers," through September, Harry S. Truman Library, Independence, Mo.
Topeka Zoo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, 635 S.W. Gage Blvd., Topeka.